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Ditch the Apple Watch, Android Wear supports iPhones

31 Aug , 2015  

Google has infiltrated the Apple Watch’s base with is Android Wear app. Ditch the Apple Watch, Android Wear supports iPhones officially! It’s a great thing to see a product that isn’t tied down due to brand differences and other factors, right Samsung? Many Apple Watch owners have awaited for this moment as well since the Apple Watch wasn’t what many expected. We’re guessing this is also partially do to everyone being fascinated by Android Wear watches earl on asking the infamous question “Is that the Apple Watch?”.

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IPhone owners will now get to experience longer battery life with Android Wear, more customization with thousands of custom watchfaces and more. Google took the opportunity to rightfully boast the benefits of Android Wear. Android Wear for iOS will require you to pair your iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2+. Right now the LG Watch Urbane and the Moto 360 work with iOS. All future Wear devices are officially supported as we wait for the status of other current smartwatches on Android for an update. Android Wear iPhone sightings will now be a thing.

Right now the question many are wondering is how exactly will third party apps interact between the iPhone and Android Wear watches. Some say it’s all a mater of data and that the iPhones Objective C coding wont matter. Think of it like the Facebook or Twitter apps of an Android and iPhone communicating with each other. Others seem to think a developer will have to add functionality when making the app. Another question this news brings up is how it will affect Pebble especially with their new Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel smarwatches not getting the exact type of support for iOS as expected.

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